You Can’t Play

Jen from People Aren’t Broken writes about the many ways people and institutions ensure that she (we) is (are) not able to play:

No Playing Sign[E]xamples include:

  • intersections with crazy traffic patterns and no audible walk indication
  • board games that I can’t independently play being brought out at parties
  • cafes and other public places where furniture is randomly relocated sometimes in walkways
  • hotel room doors without tactile numbers


Here’s the thing: these continual messages of exclusion do not have to exist. Most have solutions and often those resolutions are not costly only requiring a desire to banish such messages and/or creativity to find ways of accomplishing this.

Full entry: You Can’t Play

Now I recognize that irritation I feel when I have to go out of my way to find out about accessibility (make extra phone calls, etc): another example of “you can’t play”.


1 Comment

  1. Wheelie Catholic

    Thanks, Katja, for posting this – very happy to discover Jen’s blog! (Also thanks for the links you sent)
    .-= Latest from Wheelie Catholic: Amputee Empowerment Partners =-.


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